Picture caption-Shri A.K.Antony with Shri Tarun Vijay listening to the woes of the family members of the captured Indian sailors
|17 Indian sailors face death -Antony assures action to free 17 Indians from Somalian Pirates. Tarun Vijay led the delegation of Family members to seek urgent action from Defence Minister.|
19thDecember, New Delhi. Fearing death at the hands of Somalian Pirates for their wards who were captured in March, 2012 in their ship Royal Grace the nervous family members met Defence Minister A.K. Antony today seeking urgent action by the Government.They were taken to share their anguish and hopelessness with Shri Antony by BJP MP and National Spokes person Shri Tarun Vijay.
Shri Vijay told that the Government should not further delay actionto save precious 17 young Indians who belong to the poorest of the poor sectionOne third of them are from Kerala and the rest belong to Bihar, UP, MP, Himachal, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Karnataka and Punjab. The Government has wasted precious 10 months and except from announcing committees and giving assurances nothing has been done to facilitate freedom for the young sailors. Shri Rajesh Gogna, sr advocate Supreme Court and President Human Rights Defence Organisation was also present in the delegation. ( seen in pic second from left)
Shri A. K. Antony was too moved to listen to the grief stricken family members and with moist eyes, he assured them everything possible to be done to save Indians in the captivity of the Somalian Pirates.